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City of Industry (1997)



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Brothers Roy (Harvey Keitel) and Lee (Timothy Hutton) Egan, along with Skip Kovich (Stephen Dorff) and Jorge Montana (Wade Dominguez), pull off a vicious heist of an exclusive Palm Springs jewelry store. Skip, greedier than the rest, murders Lee and Jorge and grabs the loot, but fails to kill Roy, who escapes. Inarticulate and overcome by grief and impotent rage, Roy bangs on a table and moans in pain as he sits alone in his shabby motel room before setting out on a brutal quest to avenge his brother's death. Worried about Roy, Skip hires Harvey (Elliott Gould), a loan shark, to use his Chinese mob connections to stop Roy. After visiting Jorge's widow Rachel (Famke Janssen) to promise her Jorge's share, Roy is abducted by Harvey's mob associates. Though he escapes, he is severely injured and returns to Rachel, who nurses him back to health. When he recovers, Rachel offers to help him find Skip for 100,000 dollars, too high a price at first for Roy. However, when she says she'll decode Jorge's address book, Roy realizes he can recoup the money in addition to killing Skip, and they cement a partnership. A grim saga of retribution, John Irvin's City of Industry is also a character study of Roy Egan, a violent loner who is humanized by the enigmatic Rachel Montana.more
Rating: R (adult situations/language, sex, violence)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Ken Solarz
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 6, 2001
Orion Home Video


Harvey Keitel
as Roy Egan
Stephen Dorff
as Skip Kovie
Wade Dominguez
as Jorge Montana
Reno Wilson
as Keshaun Brown
Lucy Liu
as Cathi Rose
François Chau
as Uncle Luke
Brian Shen
as Pai-Gow Dealer
Ai Wan
as Gwen
as A Roc
Eli García Ruiz
as Henry Montana
Vien Hong
as Gingerhead
Michael Trac
as Shrimp Boy
Evzen Kolar
as Droutzkoy
Jonathan Schmock
as Jewelry Manager
Raymond Ma
as Paradise Hotel Clerk
Georg D. Rice
as Royal Sentry Securit...
Brian Habicht
as Phone Company Employ...
Jane Crawley
as Waitress
Philip Tan
as Jimmie
Stuart Quan
as Onion Head
John Koyama
as Two Gun
Steven Ho
as Gang Member
Brian Imada
as Sweet Plum
Leo Lee
as Redman
Elisa Ruiz
as Henry Montana
Eddie Yansick
as Bodyguard
Eddie Mathews
as Bodyguard
Tim Rigby
as Bodyguard
Fred Lerner
as Security Guard
Elliott Gould
as Gangster (Uncredited...
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Critic Reviews for City of Industry

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (14)

Like other Irvin films, this noir saga (more of an urban Western) is burdened with a philosophical layer that's incongruous with the basic tale, though acting by Keitel, Dorff, and others is good.

Full Review… | April 27, 2007
Top Critic

Slight, solemn, borderline silly but watchable.

January 1, 2000
USA Today
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Entertainment Weekly
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Chicago Sun-Times
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Audience Reviews for City of Industry


Another quality QT rip off, with the ever reliable Harvey Keitel out to wreak bloody revenge on enjoyably psychotic Stephen Dorff. Nothing new but efficiently done.

xGary Xx

Super Reviewer

City of Industry is transformed from an average revenge crime thriller, to a very good one because of a commanding and brooding performance by the criminally under-appreciated Harvey Keitel, who seemingly channels the intensity from his role in Bad Lieutenant.

Jeffrey Meyers
Jeffrey Meyers

Super Reviewer

This is watchable and enjoyable and a harmless way to spend 90 minutes...even if it is a MASSIVE rip-off of Reservoir Dogs.

Marcus Woolcott

Super Reviewer

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